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Thom Hogan reviews D3 Merged

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by italy74, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Thom Hogan D3 review

    For your info...

    http://www.bythom.com/nikond3review.htm

    Particularly interesting this sentence...

    The first hint of change came in August 2007, when Nikon introduced the D3 and D300 pair. And what a pair. But before I get to them, note my words carefully in the first sentence of this paragraph: "the first hint of change..." Yes, that means what you think it does. Nikon isn't done trying to re-establish its reputation at the high end. The recently introduced D700 is just one more indication of Nikon's quest to re-establish their pro and serious amateur core market. You'll know what I mean by that statement sometime just before Photokina 2008. By mid-2009 I don't think anyone is going to doubt Nikon's commitment to the high-end market.

    I told you something is boiling in the Nikon's cauldron...
     
  2. this is me

    this is me

    537
    Feb 10, 2007
    MA
    Wow! Five stars across the board!
     
  3. fks

    fks

    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    ugh, another month until his D3 guide comes out :frown:

    ricky
     
  4. adaml

    adaml

    976
    Feb 21, 2006
    chicago
    I'm with you Ricky; I need Thom's D3 guide now!
     
  5. I waiting with abated breath also for the guide on the D3. After reading Thom's review, I now know why I'm in the dark. At lease the AF is better now! :biggrin:
     
  6. amazing... but, completely expected review
    i'm glad to read it, however
    i'm looking forward to his D3 guide, as well

    thanks for the thread and link
     
  7. Useful review. Good to have, and thanks for alerting us.
     
  8. In Thom's homepage, I'd suggest to look also at what's next.. other interesting hints are coming..
     
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  10. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    We had two identical threads that I merged together in case anyone gets confused. :biggrin:

    Thanks for the info,

    Wade
     
  11. onemorelens

    onemorelens

    742
    Jul 3, 2007
    california
    "Nikon isn't done trying to re-establish its reputation at the high end. The recently introduced D700 is just one more indication of Nikon's quest to re-establish their pro and serious amateur core market. You'll know what I mean by that statement sometime just before Photokina 2008. By mid-2009 I don't think anyone is going to doubt Nikon's commitment to the high-end market. "

    Now you've done it. Now all I'm going to think about until Photokina are the new primes coming out. I know I'm going to end up ordering some of these the day they're announced. When is Photokina?
     
  12. pforsell

    pforsell

    Jan 15, 2008
  13. Great review. Nothing surprised me though. As soon as I started shooting with the D3 I knew I was going to have to learn how to shoot all over again. Just the fact that ISO wasn't a factor anymore, changes everything I learned about shooting with a Nikon DSLR. I bet we will see great things from Nikon in the future, and the D3 does a great job "paving the way".
     
  14. I totally agree with him that there should be one set of setting banks to change everything on the camera. I totally disagree with him that the camera is too complex or there are too many screens. The flexibility of the menu settings is very valuable to me, I have probably over 3/4 of the settings changed from their defaults. and the always on status screen in the back has always been a primary advantage of the full size camera body over the +grip options. knowing which screen to look at for what information takes about a week to grasp.

    I have not seen any other reviewers covering this aspect with as much attention or seen much discussion on it. I would like for the camera to come with software that lets the user structure the menu himself and modify the various interlocks and overrides.
     
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